Doane def. Dordt 72-69
HOW IT HAPPENED
Dordt fought from behind most of the game and came up just short in a GPAC game at Crete, Nebraska on Saturday, December 12.
Dordt fell behind 29-20 at the end of the first quarter as Doane converted over 70 percent of its shots from the field. Doane pushed the lead 45-34 at the end of the first half.
Every time Dordt made a run at the Tigers they had an answer. Dordt got to within four early in the third quarter when Robyn Blount knocked down a layup but Doane stretched the lead back to 61-51 at the end of the third quarter.
The 10 point lead lasted to the 3:46 mark when Dordt made one final charge. Cassidy Vredevoogd had a lay up to start the run and Mycah Hulst knocked down a shot with 2:15 left after a Doane turnover. Doane missed on the ensuing possession and Alissa Pollema cut the gap to four with a layup with 1:16 left. A free throw by Doane made it a five point lead with 16 seconds remaining. A Paige Engbers basket with six seconds left for Dordt cut the difference to 71-69. Dordt fouled on the ensuing play and Doane made one of two free throws and Dordt wasn’t able to get a shot off to tie the game.
-Dordt was 28-62 from the field and 9-15 from the free throw line.
-Doane converted 27-56 field goals and 10-14 from the free throw line.
-Dordt had a 39-30 rebounding advantage.
-Mycah Hulst recorded her eighth double-double of the season with 13 points and 14 rebounds and she had five blocks and one steal.
-Alissa Pollema scored 11 and had three steals for Dordt.
-Cassidy Vredevoogd scored ten and Kim Kroeze had nine along with Paige Engbers. Engbers’ points came on three, three-point shots.
-Doane’s Shelbi Bittinger scored 21 and had 11 rebounds with three assists and five steals.
-Dordt is 4-9 overall and 1-6 in the GPAC. Doane is 7-6 overall and 1-5 in the GPAC.
-Dordt will face Concordia on Friday, December 18 in its final game before the Christmas break.
COACH DEWITT-SEVERSON SAID
“I felt like they thought time was running out and we really needed to buckle down and play some defense, get rebounds and take care of the basketball. I think we changed our mentality in that last stretch. When she (Mycah Hulst) touches the ball good things happen for us whether she scores or not,” said Dordt College coach Katie DeWitt-Severson.
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Morningside 71 Hastings 70
Briar Cliff 80 Nebraska Wesleyan 57
Dakota Wesleyan 78 Midland 72
Doane 72 Dordt 69
Northwestern 81 College of Saint Mary 69
Concordia 77 Mount Marty 59